For years, Gov. Rick Perry’s efforts to increase efficiency and productivity at public universities — largely by pressuring university system officials to carry out specific changes proposed by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative research group — were mostly conducted out of the public eye, The New York Times reports. Now, after months of controversy, with several third-party organizations across the state cropping up to focus on the issue, along with a new oversight committee created by the Legislature, the various constituents are preparing for a protracted public discussion about how to best address problems like rising tuition and ballooning student debt.

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i


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